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A Basic Guide to Preparing for a House Party

The warm weather and long weekend are the perfect opportunities to have friends and family over for a visit. With the great weather we’ve been having, now is the time to take advantage of it and enjoy the company of those we love.

Throwing a house party is a big responsibility. You will be exhausted by the end, and your house will be trashed. Be sure you are ready for this before you commit.

Here are the basics of preparing for a house party:

1. Pack Away Anything Expensive

If your party is small, you don’t need to worry, but if you’re expecting many people at your party, it’s best to plan and hide any valuables you don’t want to risk getting broken. Anything expensive, unique, or has sentimental value should be hidden away.

2. Get Extra Furniture

You don’t want your guests to stand around or sit on the floor, so ensure you have enough chairs for everyone. You can always borrow some from your friends or neighbours if you need to.

3. Create a Great Playlist

Music is a necessary element for any successful party. It sets the tone and atmosphere for the event and can help get guests in the mood to dance and have fun. It’s important to create a playlist appropriate for the party and keep it away from guests who might try to change it.

4. Make Sure Your Fridge Is Fully Stocked

It’s always a good idea to have some alcoholic beverages on hand as a backup at a house party in case your guests run out. Having a beer in the fridge is a good start, but you should also consider buying a few bottles of wine. Sauvignon Blanc is a good option because it’s popular and has fresh, zingy flavours.

5. Get Lots of Corkscrews and Bottle Openers

As anyone who has ever hosted a party knows, having a corkscrew and bottle opener on hand is a must in case you have guests over, and they want to drink beer or wine. Without these two essential items, your guests will be stuck drinking whatever they brought. If there’s no corkscrew or bottle opener, then guests will have to get creative, and that’s when disaster could strike.

6. Choose a No-Hassle Menu

You only have to work on the front end when you use a caterer for your in-home party. You choose the caterer and menu, and then they do all the work with shopping, cooking, serving, and cleanup. This leaves you more time to enjoy the party and engage with friends and family. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the cleanup afterwards!

The worst part of hosting a party is cleaning up the mess afterwards. With a caterer, you don’t have to worry about that because they will take care of everything for you.

It’s always a good idea to have some snacks at a party in case people get hungry. Salty snacks like chips, nuts, and popcorn are always popular, but you should also have some sweets like candy and chocolate available.

To Wrap Up

If you’re planning on hosting a house party, there are a few key things you’ll need to do to ensure it’s a success. Among many, you’ll need to have enough space for all of your guests, you’ll need to plan out your food and drink options in advance, and you’ll need to have a good music playlist to keep everyone entertained. With a little planning, your house party will surely be a hit!

The Kitchen provides bespoke catering for weddings, private events and corporate hospitality, based out of Surrey and working with clients in the Home Counties and across the South of England. Our suppliers and seasonal ingredients are all locally sourced ensuring you receive the highest quality catering and service. Our love of all things local underpins our company aims and ethos to ultimately minimise our food’s travel and wastage. If you need party catering in Surrey, we can help! Get in touch with us to plan your party menu!


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